This week's Photohunt theme is bags. This was really difficult for me. I am not a shopper so I don't have a lot of pictures of shopping bags. I thought for a bit about doing a picture of my luggage bag but that seemed a little.. well let's say... boring. So I had to do a lot of hunting to finally come up with the idea of a backpack. It is a bag - a bag for your camping and climbing gear that you carry on your back.
My husband climbed Mt. Rainier in 2003 and he spent a lot of time carrying a backpack training for his climb. The training all paid off and he was able to summit.
The pack is very necessary on the climb - it can be a seat as pictured above but more importantly, it is used to carry first aid kit, food, water and clothing - all items that can help you survive.
Here are some more pictures from the climb. (Full disclosure - not all of these pictures are mine - part are taken by my husband since I didn't do the climb).
Packing his gear the night before the climb